Definition of frailty
- the frailty of her health
- the frailty and disability in the elderly
- Satire … often employs irony and sarcasm to denounce the frailties and faults of mankind.
- —Harry Shaw
the frailty of her voice
We can no longer be surprised by the frailties of our political leaders.
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: physical weakness : the quality or state of being frail
: weakness of character that causes a person to do things that are morally wrong
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